We’ve all heard about the flying squirrel, vampire bats, and naked mole rat, but I bet you haven’t heard of Markhor, Lamprey, and Gerenuk!
Here are ten animals that you probably haven’t heard of!
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1. Tufted Deer
Tufted deers are a small species of deer that are found in China. They are mainly solitary creatures, sometimes found in pairs, and they are very shy. Also, majestic fangs.
2. Star-nosed Mole
Star-nosed moles are small moles found in eastern Canada and United States along wet and low areas.
3. Southern Right Whale Dolphin
Southern right whale dolphins are small species found in cool waters far south. They have no visible teeth or dorsal fin but they still leap out of the water gorgeously.
4. Raccoon Dog
Raccoon Dogs, or Tanuki, are found in East Asia. They are not actually a type of raccoons, but they climb trees regularly.
5. Patagonian Mara
Patagonian Maras are large rodents found in parts of Argentina. They are herbivorous and cute.
Markhors are large species of wild goats that are found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They are classified as endagered species by the IUCN since there are only 2,500 mature markhors in existence.
7. Maned Wolf
Maned Wolves are found in South America. They live mostly in grasslands.
Lampreys are the spawn of hell. Kidding. They are jawless fish that suck the blood of fish, or humans, and their body hasn’t changed since 300 milion years ago.
Gerenuks are long-necked species of antelopes found in Eastern Africa. They stand up to graze for food. Very picky eaters!
10. Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
Amazonian Royal Flycatchers are found in the Amazon. They are about 6 inches and they mostly eat insects.